With the ClickSmart 310, Logitech offers families and students solid Webcam capabilities and a full software package. You can also toss this camera in your bag and take pictures with it, though its still-image quality is nothing to write home about. With the ClickSmart 310, Logitech offers families and students solid Webcam capabilities and a full software package. You can also toss this camera in your bag and take pictures with it, though its still-image quality is nothing to write home about.
Simple and smart
A smart-looking little Webcam with a silver, gray, and bright-blue plastic body, the ClickSmart 310 is sturdily constructed. At 5.1 ounces with four AAA batteries installed, it's a compact snapshot camera when it's untethered. A comfortable grip makes the device easy to hold, and its tight-fitting lens cap protects the fixed-focus lens from getting a battering in your backpack. For Webcam use, the camera drops into a small cradle with a swiveling head and easily connects to your PC with the included USB cable. The cradle doesn't attach to the camera's tripod socket (as is the case with the ClickSmart 310's big brother, the ClickSmart 510), but a snug fit and a wide base make it surprisingly stable.Â Snapshooters will find using the ClickSmart 310 about as easy as it gets--there's just one Mode button that lets you cycle through the few camera settings on a small LCD.
As a digital camera, the ClickSmart 310 doesn't have many features to choose from, offering two resolution settings for still pictures, silent video-clip recording, and a fast, five-shot burst mode. There's 2MB of built-in memory, so you can store up to 160 still shots or 15 seconds of video. Transferring your pictures from the camera to a PC is easy. Once the Logitech software is installed, just plug in the USB cable and click the onscreen Download button. Then you can use the QuickCam software to view your pictures.